Texas Border Business
For approximately 15 years, Laredo College in a joint effort with the Government of Mexico, through the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores de Mexico, has been providing financial assistance to students attending our college via the IME Becas Scholarship Program.
IME Becas is a program created in 2005 that seeks to expand educational opportunities in higher education for Mexicans living in the U.S., DACA students and U.S. citizens born to Mexican nationals.
LC President Ricardo J. Solis said, “It is important for our institution to encourage Laredoans to continue their education and find the necessary support to provide the same opportunities for our international student body.”
This year the Mexican Consulate along with other organizations such as Instituto Cultural de Mexico en Laredo, International Bank of Commerce and the Association of Logistics and Forwarding Agents (ALFA) contributed a total of $10,250. LC provided match funding for qualifying recipients which enabled the scholarships to total $20,500 for the current year. Approximately 20 LC students will benefit from this scholarship which will allow them to continue their scholastic endeavors for the 2020-2021 academic year.
In attendance for the MOU signing were the LC President Ricardo J. Solis, Trustee Mercurio Martinez, Trustee Henry Carranza, the Consul General de Mexico en Laredo Juan Carlos Mendoza Sanchez, ALFA Vice President Omar Gonzalez Longoria, Instituto Cultural de Mexico en Laredo Trustee Edel Lombrera and Laredo Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers Association President Monica Salinas.